#FC Barcelona

Jose Maria Bartomeu resigned from his position as Barcelona president on October 28, 2020. (Photo Credit: Twitter/FCBarcelona)

  • Authorities from Mosso d'Esquadra, Catalonia's police force, conducted a search and seize operation at the club's stadium
  • Bartomeu, Roman Gomes Ponti, the club's head of legal services, and Oscar Grau, the chief executive have been arrested
  • The raid was in connection to an alleged smear campaign by club officials last year against current and former players

Sergi Roberto came off the bench and scored his season-opener and Barcelona's winning goal of the match. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@SergiRoberto10)

  • Paris Saint Germain won the first leg by a margin of 4-0 at the Parc des Princes
  • With only two goals scored in the first half, the 'Barca barrage' began in the second half of the game
  • Edinson Cavani was the sole scorer for PSG in the match

.Barcelona, Spain
Lionel Messi will be deciding about his future at Barcelona in June. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@FCBarcelona)

  • Manchester City and Paris Sanit-Germain are expected to make an attempt to sign Messi
  • Koeman said on Friday that Messi gives the team quality and that he is needed in the team
  • Barcelona has been performing well recently under the new Dutch manager

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Neymar Jr is one the biggest football stars on the planet and his life is riddled with all sorts of controversies. (Photo Credit: Instagram/@neymarjr)

  • Neymar Jr turns 29 today
  • He signed for FC Barcelona in 2013 from the Brazilian club Santos
  • He moved to PSG following a world-record €222 million transfer in 2017

.Barcelona, Spain
The win comes on the back of further controversy surrounding Lionel Messi, whose contract details were published in the Spanish newspaper El Mundo on Saturday. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@FCBarcelona)

  • Lionel Messi scored a superb freekick to bring up his 650th Barca goal 
  • Barcelona registered their fifth consecutive league win to climb to second in the La Liga table
  • Atletico Madrid defeated Cadiz 4-2 to stretch their lead at the top to 10 points with a game in hand

.Madrid, Spain
Roger Marti scored the winning goal for Levante after missing a penalty. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@LevanteUD)

  • Real Madrid suffered a 2-1 humbling defeat against Levante on Saturday
  • The defending champions sit second in the table, seven points behind Atletico
  • Militao was shown a red card in the ninth minute at the Alfredo di Stefano Stadium

.Madrid, Spain
Lionel Messi was red-carded 15 years ago for Barca but it was with the reserves in a third division match. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@FCBarcelona)

  • Lionel Messi was given his first red card of his Barcelona career in the 3-2 loss to Athletic BIlbao in the Supercopa de Espana final
  • Messi has received two red cards for Argentina
  • He is set to miss games against third-tier Cornella away in the Copa del Rey and Elche in La Liga

.Zürich, Switzerland
Chelsea were the highest spenders among European clubs, followed by Manchester United, Manchester City, Barcelona, Juventus and Leeds United. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@ChelseaFC)

  • English clubs spend $1.63 billion, with Italian clubs following in second with a combined $731.5 million
  • The number of international transfers of male players in 2020 dropped by 5.4%
  • Total transfer fees in 2020 were down by 23.4% compared to the previous year

.Barcelona, Spain
Both Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann scored braces for Barcelona. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@FCBarcelona)

  • Barcelona demolished Granada 4-0 on Saturday
  • Barca are within four points of the top of La Liga
  • "We have to stay humble, to keep working and winning," Barca coach Ronald Koeman said

.Bilbao, Spain
Barca trailed to an early Inaki Williams strike but responded with a slick attacking performance to win 3-2. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@FCBarcelona)

  • Lionel Messi scored twice in Barcelona's 3-2 win at Athletic Bilbao
  • The win reduces the gap behind La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid to seven points
  • Koeman admitted last week it would be "very difficult" to close the gap but was more optimistic after the victory